This weekâs epic episode is our longest yet, as we give our take on two films with radically different approaches to marriage. We found romantic comedy âBaggage Claimâ a tad bonkers, but certain members of its Paula Patton-led cast won us over, while we reveal whether Roger Michellâs âLe Weekendâ can shrug off its terrible title and avoid becoming another chronicle of an elderly gentlemanâs libido. We have reviews of Wikileaks drama âThe Fifth Estateâ and Kim Ki-Dukâs twisted thriller âPieta,â before embarking on a lengthy discussion of Oscar highs and lows from years gone by. We take your suggestions, address a listener question regarding this yearâs Best Actress race, and tease next weekâs report from the London Film Festival. Tune in to find out which film prompted Pete to start juggling marshmallows, which critical faux-pas caused Cal to become appalled, which famous British actress played the flute in Peteâs school orchestra, and how Willem Dafoeâs character poster for âNymphomaniacâ may have us crying out for âBody of Evidence,â despite what Julianne Moore might think.
The Week's News:
The Death of Mark 'Chopper' Read
Character posters are released for "Nymphomaniac"
The first Oscar screeners are sent out ("Mud"; "Stories We Tell"; "The Croods)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the Golden Globes
Golden Globe category placements: "Blue Jasmine" goes drama, while "Before Midnight" goes comedy
[1:40 - 14:30]
Listener Question: "Is there ANY WAY Cate Blanchett won't win the Oscar for "Blue Jasmine"? [Eoin]
[14:40 - 18:55]
The Fifth Estate
[27:05 - 1:09:30]
Closing Segment: Revealing our most loved and loathed Oscar lineups from years gone by, and discussing listener suggestions! With comment on 1937's Best Actress Lineup and 1955's list of supporting actresses, plus much more! [1:09:35 - 1:27:55]
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Watson Factor
The Poupaud Range
Outro Music: Javiera Mena, "Luz de Piedra de Luna"